Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : quagga vulnerabilities (USN-1027-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51074


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled certain Outbound Route Filtering (ORF) records. A remote authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. The default compiler options for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and later should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.

It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly parsed certain AS paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2949).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected quagga and / or quagga-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51074

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1027-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/08

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2948, CVE-2010-2949

BID: 42635, 42642

OSVDB: 67394, 67404

USN: 1027-1